The University of Iowa on Thursday defended its decision to pay an outside consultant more than a half-million dollars to help create a new job title and compensation system for 5,200 professional and scientific employees, many of whom are nervous about the change. Full story
After approving a $450,000 severance agreement requiring a subordinate to quit, University of Iowa's vice president for human resources wrote a letter of reference praising his work and suggesting to future employers that the departure was voluntary. Full story
While many businesses continue to face tight budget constraints when it comes to hiring, people are more important than numbers, says William Conaty, General Electric former SVP, corporate human resources.
Memory Nguwi a human resources consultant speaks during an interview with
Personnel at the Brega hospital morgue prepare the body of a Libyan rebel fighter brought out from the battle for Ras Lanuf on March 10, 2011. TOPSHOTS/